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Coming of age: the past, present, and future of quantitative SLA research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 January 2020

Susan Gass*
Affiliation:
Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
Shawn Loewen
Affiliation:
Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
Luke Plonsky
Affiliation:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States
*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: susangass@gmail.com

Abstract

First, we trace the history of second language acquisition (SLA) from early stages in the mid-twentieth century to today. We next consider the status of the field in today's research world with a particular focus on all aspects of methodology and, finally, we take a look at the future and discuss issues related to scientific rigor in light of Open Science.

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Plenary Speech
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2020

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Footnotes

Revised version of a plenary presented at the Montpelier conference on Research Methodology in the Field of Second Language Acquisition and Learning (30 May 2018).

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